I Hate Jill Zarin Even when she’s not on the show Part Two
Simon’s Webisode by Quincy IL
Cooking with Simon
The big day is here. Q finally got a show to blog. Thanks, Lynn. It’s a 3.23 minute webisode from Bravotv.com with music and a lead in where New Yorkers are trudging through the snow with music. The long awaited webisode has arrived atbravotv.com. It’s in the RHNYC section next to Ramona crying on the bed and Kelly making sand angels on the Hampton’s beach.
Alex, François, Johann and Simon are in the family kitchen creating a concoction, a Fudge Walnut Pie. Simon tells us that Johan started to use the word, “concoction,” for their innovative cooking sessions. Everyone wears an apron and the boys have their own Top Chef hats. Alex reminds them to wash their hands. One of the boys says that he never washes his hands. Alex asks if he touches his bum and picks his nose then touches the food. Simon says, “No bottom words, Mother.”
Alex helps the boys with ingredients. They add sugar and chocolate. Alex then allows the boys to add cayenne pepper. One of the boys says, “Oh, no!” That’s something that every parent loves to hear in the kitchen. Simon is washing dishes while the dessert chefs, not cooks work. We hear a cough and suspect that it was over the bowl, but no worry, the concoction goes in the GE oven and the germs should be eliminated in the cooking process.
Alex asks, “Who’s going to taste it?” The boys know better than to volunteer. They know about cayenne pepper. Simon volunteers to be the guinea pig. He tastes it and reacts. There is a mad dash for water and the comment that he has” to evacuate” his mouth. I think Simon watched Iman on the Fashion Show with me.
Mom and the chums are left in the kitchen with the spicy fudge walnut pie. The boys do enjoy the session and someday they will make edible food.
BTW, since my opinions are in this blog, I thought Simon did a great job with his music video. He was in tune, a rare event in the world of the Real Housewives. Simon has a shtick and it works for him. I don’t think Simon’s song will hit the height of Kim Z’s, “Tardy for the Party,” but I really enjoyed it. I can see why there is a portrait of Alice Cooper with a snake in Alex’s very red living room. Simon has a flare for decorating and we know what kind of music he enjoys now.
From a farm on the prairie in Western Illinois, Q Watch the Webisode here:
Watch What Happens Live
Yesterday’s blog only touched on Watch What Happens Live, Bravo has also posted the two After Show videos so lets talk about WWHL. Simon Van Kempen joins the trio of Denise Richards, Alex McCord and Andy Cohen for the After Show and they talk a bit about Simon’s new song. I’m kinda likin it to be honest.
I really think that Denise Richards handled herself very well on the show, her segment of Andy asking all about her ex-husband Charlie Sheen got a lot of attention. E! News, Access Hollywood, Inside Edition all ran the clip of her answering difficult questions with grace and style. Andy got a big boost by having Denise on his show. She flew into NY just to appear on Watch What Happens Live.
Last night marked the first WWHL game in a really long time that was actually pretty funny. When Andy described the game I thought it was another lame game but I enjoyed it, especially Alex doing the thug in a cocktail dress, funny stuff!
I really liked the way that Alex and Denise seemed to really like each other, they apparently met last fall when they were working together. I think that if Alex lived in Los Angeles, she would be part of the dinner club that Denise attends with other LA celebrity moms. Simon made a point to bring up that he had met her months earlier and found her to be a really great person. I admit my opinion of Denise Richards has changed.
Denise had her own reality show for a short time and I admit I only saw bits and pieces of the show but she seemed to swear a lot and then vowed to stop swearing but continued to swear a lot. As a result her father made her donate a pair of her designer shoes to charity for each time she swore. I found it hard to believe they really made a show out of that.
Andy asked Denise about the rumor that she’ll be joining the Beverly Hills Housewives, it seems that she won’t be a housewife but she does host some of the housewives in her home and it was filmed for the show.
All of the Real Housewives of New York have posted their blogs but as most of you know, Jill has a secret blog that she only sends to her “fan club”. I’m not a member of that elite, very small group but our very own Boston02127 is and I thank her for sharing Jill’s blog with us all…(As Jill frantically searches her email list to delete Boston …Good luck finding out which one she is Jill Zarin..hahaha) Here is Jill’s emailed blog, complete with photos of herself.
Happy Passover and Happy Easter!
I had a wonderful Passover with both sides of my family. We went to my sister Lisa’s house Monday night with mommy, daddy and 27 of us in all! I took a few funny videos! Click below to see. (ED: feel free to skip the video’s I took the bullet and it’s not worth your time, trust me. Lynn~)
Tuesday night we went to The Friar’s Club with the Zarin’s where there were nearly 40 of us! Though it started out as only family we had a few friends who didn’t have a place to go. It is a “mitzvah” (good deed) to set another setting at the table and in this case we set 6! Spending this time with my family and friends is precious to me and reaffirmed once again what is truly important in life and how lucky I am not only to have such a wonderful family, but to have them there for me in good times or bad. Their unconditional love and mine for them, is unwavering. Watching our children, grandchildren and nieces and nephews grow is up what gives us the most joy. (ED-Six months from now Jill’s story will be that she fed six homeless people who were starving. Lynn~)
After such a wonderfully busy week, it was very strangely pleasant to not be in this weeks episode and to just sit back and watch my fellow cast mates in action! They surely did not disappoint. I am glad that you are finally beginning to meet the real Kelly who is very dear to me. She is an excellent mother and role model to her beautiful girls. I love seeing how well they behave onscreen. It is a bright reflection on Kelly. I also think it’s a testament to her character that she is looking for “Mr. Right” and not “Mr. Right Now.” A great guy is out there waiting for her! (ED- It was just plain old “pleasant” for viewers that you weren’t in this episode and we thank you Jill Zarin! Lynn~)
I’m happy to see that Luann found the love of her life, Jacques. He is as warm and friendly off screen as he is on. It brings a smile to my face seeing them so happy together. I loved the Wine Connector scene. What a great business idea. How funny were the other ladies? I was dying when Kelly started role playing with her guy. This scene was a good example of a lot of the fun times we have filming. I’m glad it was aired as it really shows what great senses of humor the girls have. Cindy has been an absolute perfect fit, just the personality type we needed I think. (ED- There ya go thinking again. Lynn~)
Ramona deciding to do another stroll down the catwalk was a great scene! I’m saying nothing, I thought the other girls said it all! I hope Ramona doesn’t get mad at them for their comments. She has to see the humor in this by now. (ED- Can’t let anything go, can you? Lynn~)
I’m not sure if I’m happy or sad I missed the day at Cindy’s Completely Bare Spa. Too much information shared! But I will say, I have been to Completely Bare since and it is an great experience that I do recommend no matter what your “needs” are. I couldn’t believe The Countess jumped right in!! OMG, I never would have guessed. Too funny. (ED -We’re ALL glad you weren’t there, we couldn’t “bare” to hear you talking about your hairy bits. Unwatchable TV. Lynn~)
Even though I am not in tonight’s episode nor will I be in it next week, I will be back and will let you know when. (ED – Thank you for the warning, take your time, no really, take your time! Lynn~)
Photo of Jill as she appeared on Wendy Williams, this time the pony tail is red, no improvement. The Moet is donated. Lynn~
Lastly, you would have had to have been living under a rock this week to not have heard something about my “liquid facelift.” So let me tell you, my fans, “the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth.” I have been doing liquid injections for 7 years and no one noticed anything different. A year and half ago I started seeing Dr. Pat Wexler. She started doing restylane on the sides of my face to create a liquid “facelift” from the sides, rather than injecting into the folds of my smile lines. It was not meant to nor did it smooth it out entirely. (ED – So anyone who doesn’t know everything about your pathetic life and your lies about your nose job, must be living under a rock? Your ego needs a serious adjustment lady! Lynn~)
When I was on WWHL after the first episode, my hair and makeup artist pulled my hair up into a high ponytail and did some makeup tricks. You will see toward the end of the season I try a few new “do’s” on the show. Some will work, some won’t. Then last Sunday I was at the TV Land Awards and wanted to dress and pay homage to my favorite housewife of all time “Lucille Ball” and dressed in a 50″s style dress with hair style and makeup to match. I wasn’t supposed to look like me. That was the point! Anyway…between both of these events a press storm started that culminated in me being featured in 5 weeklys and too many TV shows to count. But let me say…it is much more fun to be grilled over how I look 10 years younger than anything else, so I’ll take it all as one big compliment. (ED – before you take it as a compliment watch Denise Richards and Alex McCord respond to Andy’s question about your new “look” they were polite but honest. Most of us think you look ridiculous Jill, when you surround yourself with yes-men you will find that you don’t hear the whole truth. This is the result of blocking everyone on Twitter and on Facebook and living in a bubble, no one will tell you the truth. Well I will, you are no Lucille Ball, give it up! Lynn~)
I’ll be speaking at Brown University’s Reality TV Symposium on Friday April 22 and it is open to the public. I will be speaking at 5:45pm so if you make it, I would love to see you there! I will also be doing a book signing at the Brown Bookstore Friday from 4pm-5pm. (ED – I guess you only need an hour for that book signing. Bethenny runs out of books on this week’s episode, you should check out how the professionals do it! Oh who are we kidding, you’re glued to the TV on Monday nights, we both know that. Lynn~)
I will then be heading to Boston for the weekend. I am hosting an event at Simmons Leadership Conference on Monday night and introducing one of the honorees Tuesday morning in front of 1500 women. I can’t wait to take Bobby around Boston and visit some old friends.
Until next week… <—this looks familiar you thief! Lynn~
“Don’t say Cheese say Skweez!” <—you can’t be serious?
Jill’s Bravotv blog is similar but she talks about hypocrisy as she watches the show just like we do she sees Sonja slamming Alex at every turn yet Alex forgives and forgets, Jill wonders why Alex doesn’t forgive her the way she forgives Sonja and the way she forgave Ramona and Bethenny.
Since Jill seems to be rather slow, pardon me while I address just the idiots of the group. (yes Jill, that’s you) The difference between what you did to Alex and what the other housewives have done to Alex are night and day. As you’ve been told many times and you don’t seem to understand is that, as Alex pointed out, whenever a cast mate has some success or gets something that you want, “you fight back and you fight back dirty”. Sonja, Ramona and Bethenny have all snarked their snide remarks to Alex but none of them tried to get Alex thrown off the show, tried to get her husband fired from his job and attacked her children the way that you did.
The comments that you made to the producer at the wedding calling Alex a bitch and saying that she was socializing with people who are “above her” was classic Jill Zarin and unforgivable! It is unfortunate that Alex didn’t hear them until after filming was over.
We know that Bravo’s producers/editors are having fun with this!
The Housewives series across the board snark at each other, they argue, fight and make fun of each other. When it is taken off screen and vicious attacks are made, when you try to get people fired from their jobs, you’ve crossed the line and become Danielle Staub, you become psychotic and dangerous. Jill, you’re a control freak and you’re vicious. You aren’t happy for your cast mates when something great happens in their career, you fight to get what they have and more. You are no Sonja Morgan, she may have made mistakes but she is slowly trying to fix them. Your jealousy of their friendship is ugly and you should stop! Stawwwwwp! Jill Zaaaarin!
Glad we cleared that up.
From Cindy Barshop’s blog:
To clear everything up I think it was wonderful what Thurston, I mean Simon, did for Alex, but it’s sometimes hard for me to get out my own house in Manhattan. And now I had to trek with the girls to an unstable weather island. It was freezing and super windy with no shelter, and champagne was toppling everywhere. I really don’t see why we all had to leave Manhattan when we all live there so . . .I escaped earlier than the rest.
This clears up nothing Cindy Barshop, Alex cleared it up when she told us that you arrived four hours late, after the sun went down and the party was breaking up. You are rude and a complete moron to not understand that there is a world outside of Manhattan, you really should expand your horizons and get your kids outdoors and some new scenery.
From Luann deLesseps blog:
Alex’s modeling gig was hysterical to watch. Her facial expressions and hairstyle were over the top. I admire her courage but she shouldn’t quit her day job!
I thought you used to model Luann? Most of the modeling photo shoots are over the top, I guess it is just jealousy since modeling IS HER DAY JOB you moron! At least she has a job, what’s your job? Oh right, you don’t have one. Marry another millionaire Luann and crawl back under your rock.
A very wise viewer commented on Luann’s blog reminding her of this:
A couple of seasons ago you criticized Romona for giving the “just go out and have fun” dating advice to B. What changed your mind?
Let’s talk Sonja Morgan, shall we? From her blog:
LuAnn is really making headway and getting to know Kelly. I also want to get to know Kelly better, as you will see in future episodes. I felt so bad for her on Scary Island and never want to see that again. I was thinking that maybe all the negative thinking before she left made it happen? I was trying to stay positive because I promised Kelly I wouldn’t let anything happen and that she and I would have good time. I want to keep that promise and make things good between her and all the girls. I like to be the peacekeeper. I love LOVE!
I think Sonja forgets that we all watched last season. Sonja called Kelly “crazy” just like the rest of the cast. Sonja said, “Don’t abandon me with her (Kelly)” and “I always get stuck with Kelly”. Now she is saying she was protecting poor Kelly from the rest of the cast, she promised Kelly that “nothing would happen”? What the hell was going to happen? Sonja is now talking like the rest of the cast WERE against Kelly. Way to change your tune Son. Anyway good luck with that getting to know Kelly thing…enjoy!
More from Sonja:
I’m glad Alex and I have a strong enough friendship and respect for each other to meet and agree to move on. Our friendship is more important than one heated moment. I agree with her that she and I will never completely understand or be able to talk about how it really happened or how it came that she was added to the online speaking roster long after I was involved, or why Simon wasn’t allowed to invite himself to speak.
WOW passive-aggressive much? “Simon wasn’t allowed to invite himself to speak”. You just had to get that last dig in, didn’t you? Give it up, we’ve all seen the web site announcing that Alex McCord was scheduled to speak, we know you insisted on being Grand Marshall and insisted on being the only cast member to speak. What we don’t know is why MENY allowed you to dictate terms like that.
When they asked me to kick off the MENY March they made it a point to mention Alex wasonly marching and Jill was on the “materials,” so I made it clear that at the time I wan’t sure if I was returning for another season of RHONY. I’m sorry I confused the viewers on Watch What Happens Live.
Sonja Morgan, you didn’t confuse viewers on WWHL, you LIED! You said on last season’s reunion that you would be returning for another season so that didn’t come into play here.
MENY made it clear I didn’t have to march to make them happy. But I joined Alex in marching because she asked me to, and I did so with great spirit
You didn’t have to march to make them happy, but a speech that made some sense would have been nice. I thought you marched because it was a great cause that you deeply believe in, not because Alex asked you to march.
Alex’s hair made such fun for us that night, and I thought she looked great. She and I had a blast that night and her modeling has put rocket fuel into our lives!
Can you say backpeddle? Your tune was a whole lot different on the show.
Sonja has put together a montage of her TV appearances, we see Sonja on a local NY talk show wearing the same outfit that she’s wearing as she throws Alex out of her house.
Finally Alex McCord had this to say: (btw, I love Alex’s blogs because she spells everything out, clears up rumors and gives a lot of behind the scenes information)
Simon and I have been cheerleaders for Brooklyn since our show started, and now let us be the same for Governors Island -– it has only been open to the public for a few years and is 800 yards from Manhattan, which takes about seven minutes on a ferry to reach. It’s a hidden gem in NYC that not many people know about yet, and home to artist residencies and all sorts of cool stuff. We had a fantastic day, and the only problem was that Kelly and Cindy arrived four hours late, just as the sun went away. It got cold, windy, and everyone was ready to leave. We didn’t serve beer and wings either, which is the only reason I can imagine why Kelly wouldn’t let Cindy eat. Moral of that story? If you’re going to whine and complain, please do everyone else a favor and don’t come. That aside, it was a great birthday and Simon outdid himself, fully surprising me with a day the chums and I will never forget.
Now that we know the truth and exactly the way that the day played out it makes Cindy and Kelly look even worse. Well done ladies!
Bravo’s previews are up along with a bonus video of Ramona and her family spending quality time together playing some tennis:
One of the previews is of Ramona asking Cindy where her Pinot is, (Phaedra voice) Everybody knows… you don’t invite Ramona to anything without ensuring the bar is well stocked with Ramona’s favorite wine. Cindy assures Ramona that they have the Pinot, it’s on the way…then complains that she has to get Pinot for Ramona, seriously?
Kelly Tweets to Simon:
kellybensimonKelly K. Bensimon
@simonvankempen congrats on your new single. I didnt know you werent “real.” Your the reel deal. Congratssss
Columbia University degree in Journalism? Really? Is this a sincere congrats to Simon from Kelly or is this her pathetic attempt at sarcasm? Only Kelly knows for sure, and even that’s “iffy”.
Don’t forget to join us for the Royal Wedding, we’ll be chatting live right here, pop on your TV at 4am and watch / comment along with us!
Simon’s favorite song: (thank you lovemamaearth!)
Until Next Time…